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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Learn to identify and combat unintentional and overt racism
This provocative book identifies and addresses racism in mental health and
educational settings, providing proven strategies for overcoming this stubborn
barrier to culturally competent practice. While addressing overt forms of
racism, the book also explores and sensitizes practitioners to covert and
unintentional forms of racism that may be equally detrimental in denying
persons of color access to unbiased, high-quality education and mental health
Despite the dismantling of overt racist policies, such as segregated
schooling, and the implementation of policies aimed at remedying racial
inequities, such as affirmative action, racism continues to persist in American
society. Drs. Madonna Constantine and Derald Wing Sue, two of the leading
researchers and advocates for multicultural competence, have collected sixteen
thought-provoking and challenging chapters on the many ways that racism can
affect a practitioner's interactions in mental health and school settings.
These contributions collectively bring to the forefront highly charged issues
that need to be discussed, but are too often hidden away.
The book is divided into four parts: What Do We Know about Racism? Racism in
Mental Health Contexts Racism in Educational Settings Eradicating Racism:
Faced with the responsibility of understanding multiple oppressions and the
intersections of racism with sexism, classism, and heterosexism, mental health
practitioners and educators must be vigilant of their personal role in
perpetuating racism. This collected work will help you identify forms of
racism, both within yourself and the systems you work in, and then implement
strategies to eliminate them.